China’s Morningside Venture Capital raises $1b USD-denominated fund

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The fund attracted investments from endowment funds, family offices, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, fund-of-funds and foundations.

CLSA launches Asia-focused, early-stage fintech venture AlphaLabs

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The business will invest in startups in areas such as artificial intelligence, automation, big data, blockchain, cyber security, digital assets and regulatory technology.


Japan’s Infinity Ventures targets maiden global crypto fund in 2019

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Infinity Ventures’ $120 million fourth fund, which it started raising in June, is on track to close by end-2018.


Alliance Ventures leads $5m series A in US mobility data platform Coord

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Alliance Ventures is the corporate venture capital fund of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.


S Korean edutech platform Classting secures $6.5m from Mistletoe, KDB

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Founded by Dave Cho and Jaesang Yoo in 2012, Classting has so far raised over $12 million in funding from five rounds.


India Dealbook: Chiratae, Alkemi back Elawoman; Sattvaponics, Betterhalf raise funding

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Elawoman, a data-driven fertility platform, has raised $3 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and Alkemi Venture Partners.


Chinese VC Fosun RZ Capital leads $12m round for India’s LetsTransport

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This marks Fosun’s second investment in India’s logistics sector after it backed Gurgaon-based logistics major Delhivery in March last year.


The Billion Dollar Fund For Women secures $460m in pledges to fight gender funding gap

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Gobi Partners has pledged to invest $50 million by 2020 as part of the initiative.


India: Co-working firm Innov8 raises $4m led by Credence Family Office

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Innov8 operates 13 workplaces across the National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chandigarh.


HealthXCapital launches $25m healthcare fund for SEA and India

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The fund is backed by Apollo Hospitals, Jungle Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International, and other private investors.